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SubjectRe: PnP BIOS + 2.4.9-ac16 = no boot
Stelian Pop wrote:
> It works, kind of.
>
> The only remaining problem is that the DMI scan routines are
> called _after_ the PnP BIOS scan, so the is_sony_vaio_laptop
> variable will be always evaluated to 0 in your patch (causing
> the same hang again).

This is unfortunate. :(

Alan: Does this mean that we will have to use a new CONFIG_
macro instead of testing is_sony_vaio_laptop? If so then
I will submit a new patch with "#ifdef CONFIG_SONY_PNPBIOS"s
in it and I'll let you futz with the kernel configuration
files required to set this up.

> After manually changing is_sony_vaio_laptop to 1 the
> patched kernel boots ok, entries in /proc/bus/pnp are present
> (not sure how to test if their contents are corect though).

There should be no numerically named entries in /proc/bus/pnp;
you should see only the "devices" file and the "boot" directory.
You should see numerically named entries in /proc/bus/pnp/boot
for each device.

--
Thomas
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